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New AS Roma Kit Draws Inspiration From Ancient City Iconography

New kit honors heritage of AS Roma and the Italian capital.

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AS Roma will take to the field for some of its most crucial 2015-16 away matches in a light grey kit with black detailing. The dominant color evokes the grey coat of La Lupa, the she-wolf: a revered symbol of the club and the Italian capital.

This city emblem features in AS Roma’s famed crest, which depicts the wolf feeding the twin brothers Romulus and Remus. In Roman mythology, Romulus founded Rome in 753 BC after both brothers had been sheltered by the she-wolf in their hour of need. The twin sons of Mars, the Roman god of war, Romulus and Remus had been cast into the Tiber River by their great uncle Amulius. Though they were eventually found and brought up by a herdsman, the wolf remains a vital part of their legend. 

A black ombré graphic accentuates the light grey, blending from the cuffs of the short and shirt. During night games, this effect serves to accentuate the players’ physical presence underneath the floodlights. Black socks, with dark grey chevrons on the calf, further this powerful framing of the body. 

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A lightweight crafted crew neck collar caps the kit, whilst the two-tone (light grey and black) color scheme that runs throughout the shirt, shorts and socks is also reflected in the crest – this is rendered in black and grey embroidery.

The 2015-16 AS Roma Night Rising kit will debut on-pitch against FC BATE Borisov on September 29 and will be available from and in-store starting October 1.

This kit represents visually powerful football apparel designed with style, the culture of the club and performance in mind.

Nike Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts, where it quickly evaporates. This allows players to perform at their best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.

The laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels in key areas of the kit are designed to improve performance by increasing air circulation to the players’ bodies and helping regulate their temperatures.

The jersey is crafted using an engineered mesh fabric – this is used in both the shirt’s front and back panels to increase airflow and facilitate enhanced movement.

Nike places sustainable innovation at the heart of its kits through the use of recycled polyester, delivering unrivalled performance and lower environmental impact.

Each piece of the kit – the shirt, shorts and socks – is constructed with recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles that are melted down to produce fine yarn used to create the fabric. Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than 2 billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester – enough to cover about 3,500 football pitches.

By using recycled polyester, Nike is also reducing the energy consumed in the manufacturing process by up to 30 percent compared to virgin polyester. For more information, visit